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Mayo Clinic Q and A: Understanding and treating long QT syndrome
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I recently read that long QT syndrome is quite common. What is it, and how is it diagnosed? I have read that fainting may be one sign of the disorder. Can long QT syndrome be treated? ANSWER: Long QT syndrome is a heart rhythm disorder that is diagnosed due to symptoms, an [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - November 17, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Long QT Syndrome and Sudden Unexpected Infant Death Long QT Syndrome and Sudden Unexpected Infant Death
Postmortem analysis is providing new information about the association between long QT syndrome and sudden unexpected infant death.Journal of Clinical Pathology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

AliveCor partners with Mayo Clinic in sudden cardiac death study
AliveCor today announced it will collaborate with the Mayo Clinic to develop tools to screen for Long QT Syndrome by combining AliveCor’s artificial intelligence technology with patented algorithms from the Mayo Clinic. LQTS can be both congenital and acquired, and causes 3,000 to 4,000 sudden deaths in children and young adults a year, the Mountain View, Calif.-based company said. The acquired form of the syndrome can be caused by antibiotics or antidepressants and other medications. “This agreement makes our vision of universal screening for the early detection of long QT syndrome – a potentially lethal...
Source: Mass Device - July 19, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Cardiovascular Patient Monitoring Research & Development AliveCor Mayo Clinic Source Type: news

AliveCor, Mayo Clinic developing AI screening test for heart condition that causes sudden death
Smartphone-connected ECG maker AliveCor is teaming up with the Mayo Clinic once again, this time to develop algorithms to screen for Long QT syndrome, a heart condition that can often cause sudden death, especially in children. The partnership also includes an additional, undisclosed investment in AliveCor from Mayo Clinic. Long QT syndrome is named for the interval between the Q Wave and the T Wave on an ECG. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - July 19, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Arthur Moss Receives Heart Rhythm Society ’s Pioneer in Cardiac Pacing and EP Award
Arthur J. Moss, M.D., received the award for his dedication to understanding and treating electrical disturbances of the heart, including cardiac arrhythmias, sudden cardiac death, heart failure and Long QT syndrome. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - May 12, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

Energy Drinks May Make Rare Heart Condition More Dangerous
Those with long QT syndrome had spikes in blood pressure, heart muscle recharged more slowly, study found Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Arrhythmia, Caffeine, High Blood Pressure (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - May 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Energy Drinks May Make Rare Heart Condition More Dangerous
TUESDAY, May 9, 2017 -- Energy drinks can be deadly for people with a certain genetic heart condition, a small study warns. Called long QT syndrome (LQTS), the condition affects 1 in 2,000 people and can cause a rapid, irregular heartbeat that can... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 9, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Jimmy Kimmel Made Me Cry
Jimmy Kimmel is one funny guy. Do you remember when he duped the world with a video of a twerking girl who caught on fire? Almost 23 million people (suckers) watched that video. That’s the equivalent of every single person living in Ohio and Pennsylvania! What about his stunt at the Oscars when his mother made and served PB&J sandwiches to the celebrity audience? Classic. Given all of his antics, I never expected that Jimmy would make me cry. I never imagined that I would see Jimmy act like me, scared and completely vulnerable. This wasn’t a sketch. This was real life. On April 28, Jimmy and his wife welcom...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

[Perspective] Twists and turns in gating ion channels with voltage
The discovery of mutations that make flies shake or dance was a major breakthrough in neuroscience (1) because it led to the identification of genes for an array of ion channels that are selectively permeable to potassium ions. The gene mutated in the dancing flies, christened “Ether-a-go-go” (EAG) because the flies move like go-go dancers in response to ether (2), encodes the founding member of the KCNH family of voltage-activated potassium (Kv) channels, which play critical roles in regulating excitability, irregular heartbeat (cardiac long QT syndrome), epilepsy, and cancer (3). On page 664 of this issue, Wh...
Source: ScienceNOW - August 11, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Gilman E. S. Toombes Tags: Structural Biology Source Type: news

The Heart-Brain Connection: The Link between LQTS and Seizures
Patients carrying certain mutations that cause Long QT Syndrome, a rare cardiac rhythm disorder, have an increased risk for developing seizures and have more severe cardiac symptoms, according to a new study out of the University of Rochester Medical Center. The study is the first to demonstrate a link between LQTS and seizures. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - July 29, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

The heart-brain connection: The link between LQTS and seizures
Patients carrying certain mutations that cause Long QT Syndrome, a rare cardiac rhythm disorder, have an increased risk for developing seizures and have more severe cardiac symptoms. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - July 29, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

The heart-brain connection: The link between LQTS and seizures
( University of Rochester Medical Center ) Patients carrying certain mutations that cause Long QT Syndrome, a rare cardiac rhythm disorder, have an increased risk for developing seizures and have more severe cardiac symptoms. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 29, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Make the Diagnosis: Sudden Seizure?
(MedPage Today) -- Case Findings: A 20-year-old man presents to the ED after he suddenly collapsed while making popcorn. His girlfriend immediately called EMS, and when they arrived he was in TDP followed by ventricular fibrillation. His family and girlfriend denied any medical history, medications, or substance abuse, and a tox screen was negative. His family history is only significant for an older sibling who died suddenly of unknown causes suddenly at age 21. At the hospital, after cardioversion by EMS, his ECG looked like the image below, and the patient likely has congenital long QT syndrome. What would be a likely...
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - May 16, 2016 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

The $600,000 Vacation
This vacation was out of control. Their room was $5,900 a night. The helicopter ride cost $36,347. They spent more than $1,000 a day on drugs. It was like nothing I'd ever heard of before. Last summer, my friends took their family to Virginia. They rented a nice house with a pool - a prerequisite for three kids under the age of ten. One beautiful day hanging out around the pool, they turned around and found one of their children at the bottom of it . . . unconscious. For twenty-six minutes, they performed CPR and waited for the paramedics to arrive. For twenty-six minutes, he didn't breath and his heart didn't pump. When...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mother and two daughters suffer from a rare heart condition Long QT syndrome
Lisa Mitchell, 28, and her daughters, Ellie, seven, and Amelie, four, pictured, suffer from a rare cardiac disease that means their hearts could stop beating if they are shocked or startled. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 3, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drug-induced long QT syndrome increases the risk of drowning - Vincenzi FF.
There is strong evidence linking inherited long QT syndromes with an increased risk of drowning due to fatal arrhythmias in the water. Drug-induced long QT syndrome (DILQTS) is hypothesized to increase the risk of drowning by similar mechanisms. It is sugg... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 5, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Long-QT Syndrome: Damned if You Do, Damned if You Don't?Long-QT Syndrome: Damned if You Do, Damned if You Don't?
Dr Mandrola reviews a Mayo Clinic study on patients referred for possible LQTS. It reveals that many don't have the condition and unnecessary ICD implantation can lead to severe complications. theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - January 21, 2016 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Expert Column Source Type: news

Long-QT Syndrome Overdiagnosed, Overtreated in Cohort StudyLong-QT Syndrome Overdiagnosed, Overtreated in Cohort Study
It's a difficult diagnosis, and there are valid concerns about missing it, which can lead to overdiagnosis and maybe "overaggressive treatment, including overzealous implantation of an ICD." Heartwire from Medscape (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

New Guidelines OK More Sports for Athletes With CV Disorders New Guidelines OK More Sports for Athletes With CV Disorders
They support "a shared decision-making model," an author said. "I think that's appropriate now that we have data showing that patients with long-QT syndrome can participate with a fair degree of safety." Heartwire from Medscape (Source: theHeart.org)
Source: theHeart.org - November 6, 2015 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Blackouts and near drownings may signal sudden death risk
Blackouts and near drowning events may signal an increased risk of sudden death, reveals new research. Such events point to long QT syndrome, a genetic heart condition that can be undetected or misdiagnosed as epilepsy or a panic attack. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - October 26, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Blackouts and near drownings may signal sudden death risk
(European Society of Cardiology) Blackouts and near drowning events may signal an increased risk of sudden death, reveals research presented at the SA Heart Congress 2015 by Professor Paul Brink, professor of internal medicine at the University of Stellenbosch in Tygerberg, South Africa. Such events point to long QT syndrome, a genetic heart condition that can be undetected or misdiagnosed as epilepsy or a panic attack. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 25, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Long QT Syndrome: Tyler’s Back in the Game!
CLEVELAND. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- The heart condition is serious and life-threatening and thankfully rare. But when long QT syndrome is discovered in young athletes, they’re automatically benched. Now, Cleveland Clinic researchers believe they’ve found a way to get these kids back into the game, with some precautions. (Source: Medical Headlines From Ivanhoe.com)
Source: Medical Headlines From Ivanhoe.com - September 30, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists may have method to predict, prevent heart arrhythmias
Stephen FellerMONTREAL, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Researchers have found a way to predict abnormal heartbeats in cardiac arrhythmia patients who have a condition called long QT syndrome. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 28, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

My Fear of Shark Attacks
Jaws scarred me for life. What's scarier than a water-based horror movie with sharks? We can't see what is lurking beneath, and we certainly can't move as quickly as those predators. We don't have a chance! As a result, I've never liked going into the ocean, and that sentiment has intensified this summer. In North Carolina, there were eight shark attacks in one month. Now the beaches in New Jersey and Massachusetts are seeing sharks too! So, "just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water," it's not. Or, is it? Let's try to forget about Jaws for a minute (impossible, right)! Seriously, what are the re...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 20, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ADHD medications linked to cardiac problems in children with hereditary heart disease
(Wiley) Long QT syndrome (LQTS), a rare hereditary heart condition, can lead to life-threatening arrhythmias, or fast heartbeat irregularities. New research indicates that children with LQTS who take medications for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are at increased risk of experiencing heart-related problems--especially syncope, or the loss of consciousness. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 6, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Sport is Safe in Certain LQTS Patients, Review SuggestsSport is Safe in Certain LQTS Patients, Review Suggests
With no cardiac events and no deaths after more than 7 years of follow-up, experts say long QT syndrome patients shouldn't be indiscriminately excluded from sports participation. Heartwire from Medscape (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - April 21, 2015 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Long QT turns athlete into beauty queen
During my senior year of high school, the world as I knew it came crashing down. I’ll never forget that April evening in the year 2000—two years after collapsing at a track finish line—when I was officially diagnosed with Long QT syndrome, an inherited heart condition characterized by an abnormal heartbeat. My mom turned to me with tears streaming down her face, still on the phone with my electrophysiologist, who had just received the results. I was advised to avoid competitive sports. No more playing basketball until the streetlights came on. No more racing my friends on the track. No more hopes to play ...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - February 3, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Erin Horan Tags: Heart conditions Our patients’ stories Heart Center Source Type: news

New defibrillator can help those with rare heart condition
Long QT syndrome is a rare condition that can trigger fast, chaotic heart rhythms, and sometimes strikes whole families. Now scientists have developed a new, less invasive device to shock the heart back to its normal beat. CBS News' Bigad Shaban reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 14, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Congenital and Acquired Long QT Syndrome for PharmacistsCongenital and Acquired Long QT Syndrome for Pharmacists
Which medications are associated with risk of long QT syndrome? U.S. Pharmacist (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 16, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pharmacist Journal Article Source Type: news

'I suffered 29 heart attacks in 24 hours': Mother reveals terrifying rare condition
Lucia Cassidy, 34, from North London ,was diagnosed with Long QT Syndrome, a rare but potentially fatal heart condition which triggered her 29 cardiac arrests. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 22, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Long QT Syndrome means Jayson Hart's heart might stop if he is shocked
Young Jayson Hart, from Hockley, Essex, inherited Long QT Syndrome from his mother Kelley, which means he is at risk of irregular heartbeats. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 3, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Medications Should Be Avoided with Long QT Syndrome?
Discussion Mycoplasma pneumoniae is a frequent cause of pharyngitis, pneumonia and acute bronchitis, but acute otitis media is uncommon. Symptoms are usually self-limited and variable and include cough (non-productive usually but later can be productive), fever, fatigue and occasionally headache. Coryza is rare. Cough can continue for 3 to 4 weeks and can be accompanied by wheezing. Radiographic changes include diffuse infiltrates or focal abnormalities but are variable. Long QT syndrome (LQTS) is a group of disorders that have a prolonged QT interval and a polymorphic ventricular tachycardia. Torsade de pointes (“t...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - July 14, 2014 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Long Qt Syndrome and Stillbirth: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Michael Ackerman comments on a recent study which may explain some otherwise unexplained stillbirths. To listen, click the link below. Long QT and Stillbirth (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 23, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Heart cells beating in a Petri dish offer new hope to heart patients
Ingenious use of stem cell research brings treatment for incurable condition closerAdele Johnson was 26 when she was involved in a motorway accident in 2009. She sustained only minor injuries and was able to walk away from the crash. But several weeks later she still felt stressed, tired and depressed.Johnson's condition initially baffled doctors, but a cardiologist provided a diagnosis: she had long QT syndrome, an incurable, potentially lethal inherited heart condition."It had never been spotted and it was only later, when the rest of my family was tested, that we discovered that my father and two of my three sister...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 2, 2014 Category: Science Authors: Robin McKie Tags: Biology News Medical research Human biology UK news Stem cells The Observer Science Source Type: news

Diagnosing lethal heart rhythm in the womb
A promising technology may enable doctors to diagnose and possibly treat in utero a common cause of stillbirth and sudden death in infants, according to research published in the American Heart Association journal Circulation. The study is the first to document the electrophysiological characteristics of fetal long QT syndrome and to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of the magnetic EKG, or magnetocardiogram, in a sizable population of at-risk fetuses. "Until now, physicians were unable to diagnose a serious heart condition known as long QT syndrome until after birth," said Ronald T... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 13, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy / Obstetrics Source Type: news

Magnetic ECG Sees Faulty Fetal Heart Rhythm (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Checking fetal heart rhythms with magnetocardiography -- described as the "magnetic analog of ECG" -- may be able to diagnose long QT syndrome and allow intervention before the baby is born, researchers found. (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - November 12, 2013 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Patient-specific cure discovered for dangerous heart rhythm disorder Long QT syndrome 2
The National Heart Centre Singapore (NHCS) research team has successfully and completely reversed the effects of the hERG (human ether-a-go-go-related gene) mutation in long QT syndrome 2 (LQTS 2) in patient-specific heart cells, scoring a world's first. Long QT syndrome 2 is a dangerous heart rhythm disorder that can lead to sudden cardiac death, even in young patients. It is caused by a mutation in a specific gene known as hERG, which helps to control the electrical activity in the heart cells and coordinate its beating rhythm... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 20, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiovascular / Cardiology Source Type: news

National Heart Centre Singapore discovers patient-specific cure for dangerous heart rhythm disorder
(SingHealth) A National Heart Centre Singapore research team has successfully and completely reversed the effects of the hERG (human ether-a-go-go-related gene) mutation in long QT syndrome 2 in patient-specific heart cells, scoring a world's first. This novel experiment paves the way for the better understanding on how drugs affect cell and intra-cell disordered function and allows safe testing of new compounds on patients' own cells, without the risk of side effects to the patients themselves. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 17, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Cigna to Preauthorize Genetic Tests
Clinical laboratories and pathology groups serving Cigna beneficiaries can expect to see new requirements for genetic tests used to diagnose breast cancer, colon cancer and long QT syndrome Effective this week, Cigna (NYSE: CI) in Bloomfield, Connecticut, is implementing a new program that requires genetic counseling and pre-authorization for certain genetic tests. This is an important […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - September 16, 2013 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Barbara Tags: Coding, Billing, and Collections Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Sales and Marketing Management & Operations News From Dark Daily Amber Trevidi breast cancer ci Source Type: news

What Are Indications for Pediatric Pacemakers?
Discussion More pediatric patients are having cardiac pacemakers and implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) placed because the devices are becoming smaller and are technically feasible plus the surgical complexity of patients also keeps increasing. Pacemakers have an impulse generator and leads. The leads can be placed uni- or bilaterally and are attached to the endo- or epicardium. The generator is placed in the left pectoral area. Complications include lead dislodgement or breakage, and inappropriate shocks. Other problems include need for lead or generator revisions, lifestyle modifications, and cosmetic changes...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - July 7, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Donna M. D'Alessandro, M.D. Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Long QT Syndrome, ICD and Competitive Sport ParticipationLong QT Syndrome, ICD and Competitive Sport Participation
Should LQTS patients participate in competitive sports? This editorial explores the medical and ethical issues. British Journal of Sports Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 27, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

Drinking only soda for 16 years linked to woman's heart woes
Case report detailed 31-year-old woman who developed "long QT syndrome" after cola habit (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 25, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study Links Stillbirth to Genes Tied to Dangerous Heart Rhythm
Variation seen in 'long QT syndrome' found in nearly 20 percent of casesSource: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Arrhythmia, Stillbirth (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - April 11, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic, U.S. and European Researchers Find Heart Disorder Genetic Variants in Stillbirth Cases
In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers from the United States and Europe discovered genetic mutations associated with long QT syndrome (LQTS), a genetic abnormality in the heart's electrical system, in a small number of intrauterine fetal deaths, according to a study in the April 10 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. (Source: Mayo Clinic Rochester News)
Source: Mayo Clinic Rochester News - April 10, 2013 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Mayo Clinic Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic, U.S. and European Researchers Find Heart Disorder Genetic Variants in Stillbirth Cases
In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers from the United States and Europe discovered genetic mutations associated with long QT syndrome (LQTS), a genetic abnormality in the heart's electrical system, in a small number of intrauterine fetal deaths, according to a study in the April 10 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 10, 2013 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Mayo Clinic Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic, U.S. and European Researchers Find Heart Disorder Genetic Variants in Stillbirth Cases
In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers from the United States and Europe discovered genetic mutations associated with long QT syndrome (LQTS), a genetic abnormality in the heart's electrical system, in a small number of intrauterine fetal deaths, according to a study in the April 10 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. (Source: Mayo Clinic Research News)
Source: Mayo Clinic Research News - April 10, 2013 Category: Research Authors: Mayo Clinic Source Type: news

Lost Pregnancies Linked to Long QT Mutations (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- At least some unexplained miscarriages and stillbirths appear to be associated with mutations in genes for long QT syndrome susceptibility, researchers found. (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - April 10, 2013 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Genetic Variants Of Heart Disorder Discovered In Some Cases Of Stillbirth
In a molecular genetic evaluation involving 91 cases of intrauterine fetal death, mutations associated with susceptibility to long QT syndrome (LQTS; a heart disorder that increases the risk for an irregular heartbeat and other adverse events) were discovered in a small number of these cases, preliminary evidence that may provide insights into the mechanism of some intrauterine fetal deaths, according to a study in the April 10 issue of JAMA, a Genomics theme issue. "Intrauterine fetal death is a major public health problem... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 9, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy / Obstetrics Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic, US and European researchers find heart disorder genetic variants in stillbirth cases
(Mayo Clinic) In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers from the United States and Europe discovered genetic mutations associated with long QT syndrome, a genetic abnormality in the heart's electrical system, in a small number of intrauterine fetal deaths, according to a study in the April 10 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 9, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Review: The long QT syndrome
Source: Eur Heart J Area: News This review focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of the long QT syndrome, including beta-adrenergic blockade, left cardiac sympathetic denervation, implantable cardioverter defibrillators, and gene-specific therapy and management. (Source: NeLM - Cardiovascular Medicine)
Source: NeLM - Cardiovascular Medicine - March 18, 2013 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news